Ian Henry

Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has claimed center Dillon Wagner off waivers.

“We are happy to be able to add Dillon to fill our open 20-year-old spot,” said Farwell. “He has earned respect in the league both for his work ethic and leadership and is a great addition for us at this time.”

Wagner, a 20-year-old from Duffield, Alberta, was previously with the Portland Winterhawks. He appeared in 17 games with the Winterhawks this season and had seven points on three goals and four assists.

In 180 career WHL games with the Swift Current Broncos and Winterhawks, Wagner has 31 goals and 29 assists for 60 points with 193 penalty minutes.

Wagner and right wing Burke Gallimore and defenseman Cason Machacek are the three 20-year-olds on the T-Birds roster.

The T-Birds travel to Kamloops to take on the Blazers on Friday at Interior Savings Centre at 7:35pm. They return to ShoWare Center to take on the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05pm on Saturday.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.